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Number of terror attacks, Naxal attacks have reduced under PM Modi's leadership: Rajnath Singh

Singh said that armed forces gunned down as many as 619 terrorists in the past four years in comparison of 471 between 2010 and 2013 during the UPA-II regime.

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Union Home minister Rajnah Singh on Tuesday proclaimed that the number of terror attacks and Naxal attacks had significantly dropped during the four-year tenure of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government.  

Releasing the Modi government’s report card in his parliamentary constituency Lucknow, Singh said that armed forces gunned down as many as 619 terrorists in the past four years in comparison of 471 between 2010 and 2013 during the UPA-II regime.

“We gave a befitting reply to terror activities across border and launched surgical strikes whenever they dared to cross borders to indulge in terror activities. Our forces are keeping a round the clock vigil to safeguard our borders,” he said.

Singh also claimed that the central government had also effectively contained Naxal activities. “There has been a 36.6% drop in Naxal activities. It is now limited to only 58 districts compared to the 76 districts in 2013. The percentage of casualty rate has also come down by 55.5% in Naxal attacks,” he pointed.

The union home minister further added that the Modi-led governmentwithdrew Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and a fewparts of Arunchal Pradesh. “There was an 85% drop in insurgency incidents in Northeast and security forces brought down casualty rate by 96% the region,” he added.

Singh, however, parried questions related to number of armed and security Forces personnel killed during terror attacks on borders and in Naxal attacks within the country. “Our government is sensitive to martyrs. We have increased compensation to their families from Rs 50-55 lakhs to R 1 crore,” he said in response to the question.

Lauding PM Modi’s leadership, Singh said that India has now become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. “Within four years we under the category of top 7 nations and GDP has touched to a new high of 7%. Our government is very sensitive to welfare of poor, dalits, farmers and youth. The government has launched a number of schemes in this regard,” claimed he.

“We are committed to providing more job avenues to youth and double the income of farmers by 2022. We have given free health insurance cover up to Rs 5 lakh to all poor people who could not afford treatment in hospitals,” he added.

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